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The Health and Social Exchange of Hong Kong’s  (HSEHK) Data Protection Policy is in compliance with the stated obligations under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. The main points of the HSEHK’s privacy policy and general practices are summarised as follows:

  • Personal data should be collected by lawful and fair means and can only be used for lawful purposes directly related to the services and activities of HSEHK.

  • The data collected should be necessary, adequate but not excessive in relation to its purposes.

  • Before collecting the data, as far as reasonably practicable, HSEHK will inform the data subject about the purpose(s) for collecting the data and the classes of persons to whom the data may be transferred to.

  • The data subject should be informed of his/her rights to request access to and the correction of the personal data, and also the ways for making such request.

  • All reasonably practicable steps should be taken to ensure that personal data collected or retained are accurate for the purposes for which they are to be used.

  • Unless prior consent has been obtained from the data subject, the personal data should only be used, disclosed or transferred for the purposes or a directly related purpose(s) for which they were collected or where they are allowed under the Ordinance.

  • All reasonably practicable steps should be taken to ensure that personal data held are protected against unauthorised or accidental access, processing, erasure or other use.

  • Information about the policy and general practices of the HSEHK in relation to the personal data, the types of personal data held and the main purposes for which personal data are used, should generally be available for inspection upon request.

  • The data subject will be allowed to access to and correct his/her personal data. However, the HSEHK may refuse such request subject to the provisions and exemptions of the Ordinance.




Health and Social Exchange of Hong Kong (“HSEHK”, “we”, “us” and “our”) operate this website. This website uses cookie and other tools to help distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the website and also allows us to improve the website. By continuing to use the website, you are agreeing to us placing cookie on your computer.


Cookie are small text containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your web browsers or internet enabled devices (e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet) that can later be read by the server – like a memory for a web page.


This means we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

• the internet domain and IP address from where you access the website;
• the type of browser software and configuration and operating system used to access the website;
• the date and time you access the website;
• if you linked to the website from another website, the address of that website; and
• the pages you enter, visit and exit the website from, content viewed and duration of visits.
Our Privacy Statement sets out full details of the other information we collect and how we use your personal information.



The types of cookie we use and why we use them, includes but is not limited to the following:

• Analytical/performance cookie. These cookie allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around and use our website. These cookie are used for web enhancement and optimisation purposes and to aggregate statistics on how our visitors reach and browse our websites. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and to help us understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is.


Please note that some cookie on the website are managed by third parties, including, for example, advertising networks, features such as videos, maps and social media, and providers of external websites like web traffic analysis services. These cookie are likely to be analytical/performance cookie or targeting cookie. You should refer to such third parties’ own cookie and privacy policies for information about how they may use your information.



You can block cookie by activating the setting within your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookie. Please be aware if you use your browser settings to block all cookie (including essential cookie) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete your cookie using your browser settings for each browser you use.

For more information about how to do this, please follow the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.

If you have any queries about our Privacy Policy Statement and its practices, please write to​​.

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